Digital Entrepreneurship: Bootcamp

Shape the future of digital transformation!

Kick off your digital business idea with the help of experienced tech founders and experts. The University of Zurich offers the Digital Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for entrepreneurial students and researchers of UZH across all faculties.  

Work on your own startup idea

During the 9 weeks Bootcamp, you will focus your time and resources on your own startup idea. Experienced coaches, facilitated workshops and startup role models will help you along the way to work independently on the validation of a customer-oriented product. Bring your own idea or join an entrepreneurial team for 9 weeks to work together on a digital business idea. 

Target Group

UZH students and researchers of all faculties who are motivated to work entrepreneurially on a digital business idea. Participants can bring their own idea or join a project in a team. 


  • Prof. Dr. Harald Gall - Dean of the Faculty of Business, Economics, and Informatics
  • Patrycja Pielaszek - UZH Innovation Catalyst
  • Dr. Maria Olivares - UZH Head of Innovation
  • Katrin Winiarski - UZH Innovation Officer


At the Faculty of Business, Economics, and Informatics, the seminar "Digital Entrepreneurship Bootcamp" is accredited with 3 ECTS (bachelor level, BWL5). 

Please check with your corresponding faculty to confirm accreditation. 

Module Booking

Important notice: Only once you get accepted to the course, you are required to book it also via the UZH Module Booking.

Course Dates Fall 2021



Application deadline

20. September 2021




5. October 2021,
13:00 - 17:00 

Campus Irchel, 

Coaching touchpoint 

19. October 2021,
13:00 - 15:00


Midterm coaching session  2. November 2021,
13:00 - 17:00
UZH Zentrum,
KO2-F-152 EV
Pitch training  16. November 2021,
13:00 - 17:00
Büro Züri
Pitch prep coaching  30. November 2021,
13:00 - 15:00

Final pitch & closing

7. December 2021,
16:00 - 20:00 


Coaches 2021


Chantal Schmelz

Chantal Schmelz
Facilitator & Founder Boost2Rethink


Isabelle Siegrist

Isabelle Siegrist
Founder & CEO Sandborn


Isabel Steinhoff

Isabel Steinhoff

Managing Partner Parato


Julien Weissenberg

Dr. Julien Weissenberg

Founder VisualSense AI


Kynan Eng

Dr. Kynan Eng

CEO iniVation AG


Patrick Utz

Patrick Utz

Management Consultant



Jury 2021


Bea Knecht,
Founder Zattoo

Prof. Dr. Harald Gall
Dean of the UZH Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics

Katka Letzing
CEO & Co-Founder Kickstart Innovation

Xiao Jean Chen,
CEO & Founder Venturepole